Tam McManus has taken a swipe at Rangers ahead of the planned social media boycott this weekend across Scottish Football.
The Bears players, staff and club accounts all took part in a week-long silence at the start of April after the treatment of Kemar Roofe and Glen Kamara online.
McManus implied that it didn’t last long enough, hoping that this upcoming boycott of every single club in the SPFL lasts longer.
Speaking on PLZ’s The Football Show, McManus appeared to drop a sly dig at the Bears before praising the movement.
“Hopefully it lasts longer than the Rangers one,” he said.
“That’s my first thought. My other thoughts are, I think it is totally correct, when you look at the abuse that players are getting, it’s been an absolute disgrace.
“The only way these social media clubs are going to clamp down on it is if clubs and players stop going onto social media and giving them the clicks and hits and boycott it.
“Players at Celtic and Rangers getting taunts, and something has to be done about it.”
McManus can’t help himself, can he?
Despite admitting that this movement is a great move, he had to throw slight shade at the Gers after the previous boycott earlier in the month.
Players such as Kamara and Roofe will have been at rockbottom in the past couple of months, as they simply couldn’t go on their phones without being abused; yet McManus believes these sort of comments are acceptable.
Thankfully, the entire SPFL are behind this latest boycott, and hopefully it makes a huge difference in fighting back against these accounts.
There has to be more accountability online, and it is sad that these boycotts are needed for social media platforms to make a difference; time will tell.